The Ulster Region point to point season concluded on day two of the Fermanagh Festival on Saturday with Newry rider Noel McParlan regaining his title as Champion Rider on the local circuit.
The rider had drew level with multiple champion rider, Derek O’Connor on Friday evening with the score twenty winners each in advance of racing.
The local rider aided by his father/trainer, Sean recording a double secured the championship as O’Connor drew a blank.
McParlan again had to thank his father for supplying his winner on Friday night with Cousin Bill claiming the winners contest however Mr Bolt owned by a group from Belfast has proved a revelation having now won his last five starts bringing his total tally to six and currently heads the list for Champion point to pointer.
Success in Saturday’s feature saw the winner lead three from home to deny odds on favourite, Chosen Dream.
The double for the McParlan family was completed when Tareesh Lane landed the finale despite a near two year absence to justify favouritism.
Noel McParlan said: “I’m delighted to be champion rider again. My thanks to all the owners for their support during the season and my father for providing the winners this weekend which secured the title.”
Newry trainer, Liam Lennon sent out Without Wings with former champion rider, Mark O’Hare aboard to claim the winners contest beating favourite, Maple Mons while the Hunt event produced a surprise winner with Tamacilla after odds on favourite, Folduff, fell bringing down Scarva’s Cindy with the latter remounted to fill third in the four runner race.
Bun Doran looked above average when winning the opener and would be destined for sale with connections regular vendors of youngsters from point to points while Bringerofthedawn had success assured prior to the final fence in the geldings maiden.
The first session of the Necarne Castle fixture on Friday evening saw Derrylin trainer, David Christie register success at his home venue with The Hard Hat partnered by Maxine O’Sullivan landing the feature restricted to lady riders after odds on favourite, Carsonstown Boy, had unseated the rider six from home.
Drumconnor Lad lead two from home with Newry rider, Jason McKeown aboard to register debut success while team Mc Parlan got their winning underway when Cousin Bill kept on best in the closing stages to claim the winners contest.